Is true religion always extremist?

Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast,, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:00

Religious extremism isn't a new phenomenon, so what makes the challenges we face today different from those that have come before? Is religious extremism really on the rise, or does it just have a new look for a modern, technologically-advances age? Given the pressures caused by an expanding global population in an increasingly interconnected world, is a clash of faiths inevitable?

Speakers include: 

  • Innes Bowen (Producer, BBC Radio 4, and author, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam)
  • Professor John Brewer MRIA (Professor of Post Conflict Studies, Queen's University Belfast)
  • Professor Richard English FBA MRIA (Wardlaw Professor of Politics, University of St Andrew's)
  • Tehmina Kazi  (Director, British Muslims for Secular Democracy)
Country: 
United Kingdom
Regions: 
Northern Ireland
Address: 
Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast,, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5EE
Status: 
Confirmed